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King Penguin & Tierra del Fuego Tour

By Gray Line Chile
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Highlights

  • Meet the King Penguin nearby Punta Arenas

  • Amazing wildlife watching like Guanacos, Flamingos and more

  • Know the Selk'nam ancient culture (Sons of Tierra del Fuego)

  • Ferry crossing through the Magellan Strait

  • Be impressed by the incredible patagonian landscapes

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of King Penguin park

  • What's included

    Admission fee to Porvenir museum

  • What's included

    Ferry tickets

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transportation is available from most centrally located Punta Arenas hotels

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English or Spanish

  • What's excluded

    Admission fee to King Penguin park (18 USD)

  • What's excluded

    Food and beverages not listed as inclusions

Know Before You Book

  • Children 10 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • You must have a reasonable level of fitness and be able to walk in unpaved or uneven terrain, you must be able to climb and descend stairs.

  • If you have back, neck, joint, or muscular problems, you should carefully consider whether to participate.

  • If you are prone to motion sickness, please take any necessary precautions. Consult a medical professional before taking any medication.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible and is subjected to weather conditions.

  • An additional surcharge of 12000 CLP (18 USD approx) for King Penguin Park is payable on the day of your activity.

  • You must provide your passport name, number, expiration date and country in advance.

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.

What you can expect

The day begins by pick up approximately from 7:00AM from your Hotel in Punta Arenas and then, we go to the Tres Puentes terminal to take the ferry that in 2 hours of navigation crosses the Strait of Magellan to the Island of Tierra del Fuego. The disembarkation is in Chilota Bay and from there it's a 5-kilometer trip where you will reach the city of Porvenir; to see its Plaza de Armas Selknam's main square. Later we will visit their small but very interesting museum, where we can find a viewpoint of the city.

Later, we continue the trip to the King Penguin Park, 114 km away from the city. This trip takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes and a large part of it is skirting Bahía Inútil. The Park is a unique sighting place where following the path we can observe a group of about 30 to 40 specimens of this species at a distance of between 15 to 20 meters approximately. After 1 hour in the place, we will continue our trip observing from the route the helmet of the Estancia Josefina, one of the most important of the island.

We will also visit the Cerro Sombrero oil town. Finally, we will cross again the Strait of Magellan, this time for its narrowest part (Primera Angostura, only 20 minutes of navigation). Depending on the date of travel, times and hours of light we can stop at the abandoned Estancia San Gregorio, one of the first and most historic in the region and then return to Punta Arenas.

Location

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Activity Location

  • King Penguin Park

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Hotel Pickup
  • Punta Arenas Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Region